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2013 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource: Program


2013 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource- Program

Hutton Hotel • Nashville, TN • September 22-24, 2013


Opening Reception


Conference Welcome & Introductions

Conference Kick-Off:

Martin Kushler, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy    

Host State/Utility Welcome


Molly R. Cripps, Director, Tennessee Office of Energy Programs


Bob Martineau, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

Karl Dean, Mayor, Nashville

Bob Balzar, VP of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Tennessee Valley Authority


Keynote Address


Rich Sedano, Regulatory Assistance Project


Colette Honorable, Chair, Arkansas Public Service Commission, First Vice President of NARUC
-Counting on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, Now and in the Future


Plenary Panel 1

National Overview: Latest News on Energy Efficiency as a Resource in Key Regions of the Country


New England: Jim O’Reilly, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Midwest: Stacey Paradis, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Northwest: Susan Stratton, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

California: Margie Gardner, California Energy Efficiency Industry Council

Southcentral: Doug Lewin, Southcentral Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource

Southwest: Maureen Quaid, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Southeast: Mandy Mahoney, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance



Steve Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy


Lunch- Exemplary Awards Presentation

Speaker:  Dan York, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy


Breakout Session 1A: Next Generation Residential Energy Efficiency Programs


Seth Bauer, TopTen USA       

-Has Your Residential Program Moved You to Tiers?

Chris Calwell, Ecova      

-LEDs: Ready for Liftoff?

Mitchell Rosenberg, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

-The Resource Value of Whole House Retrofit and Home Performance Programs

Seth Craigo-Snell, Applied Proactive

-Where are We Headed? A Road Map for Efficient Products Promotion



George Malek, Commonwealth Edison


Breakout Session 1B: Energy Efficiency and Environmental Objectives


Sara Hayes, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy                                          

-Energy Efficiency: A Resource for Meeting Air Quality Goals While Keeping the Lights On

Ken Colburn, Regulatory Assistance Project

-Integrated, Multi-Pollutant Planning for Energy and Air Quality (IMPEAQ)

Nancy Lange, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

-Beyond Carrots and Sticks: Potential New Drivers for Energy Efficiency Resources

Kenji Takahashi, Synapse Energy Economics                                     

-Greening TVA: Leveraging Energy Efficiency to Replace TVA's Highly Uneconomic Coal Units



Bill Prindle, ICF International


Breakout Session 1C: Energy Efficiency as a Big Resource


Danielle Gidding and Ehud Ben Abadi, Bonneville Power Administration

-The Efficient Frontier: Integrating Energy Efficiency into Resource Planning in the Pacific Northwest
Eric Winkler, ISO New England

-Independent System Operator Planning: Forecasting Energy-Efficiency 
Jennifer Edwards, Center for Energy and Environment

-Counting the Capacity that Didn’t Hatch: The Rate Mitigation Effect of DSM Programs

Ellen Zuckerman, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

-An Interesting Twist: Using Energy Efficiency in Resource Plans to Argue for Increased Energy Efficiency Investment



Deb Sundin,  Xcel Energy


Breakout Session 1D: Evaluation Issues and Examples


Michael Li, U.S. Department of Energy

-A New Paradigm for EM&V Will Help Us Cut Energy Waste in Half             

Laura Schauer, Tetra Tech

-The Carrot and the Evaluator: How Financial Incentives Have Affected EM&V Practices

Lauren Gage, Bonneville Power Administration                         

-Show Me the Savings! Efficiently Measuring a Reliable Resource for the Skeptics and the Accountants

Jolyn Newton, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

-Energy Efficiency Evaluation in the Southeast States



Carol White, National Grid


Breakout Session 1E: Future of Natural Gas Energy Efficiency


Elizabeth Noll, American Gas Association

-What’s Next for Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs?
Ian Hoffman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

-Challenges and Options for Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs in a Low-Price Context

Ryan Kerr, Gas Technology Institute

-Nicor Gas Emerging Technology Program: Creating Opportunities in the Face of Challenges

Tracy Scott, Lockheed Martin

-Natural Gas Energy Efficiency in the Multifamily Market



Shawn White, Xcel Energy


Breakout Session 2A: Industrial Energy Efficiency Approaches


Ethan Rogers, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

-Great Examples of Industrial Energy Efficiency

Sandy Glatt, U.S. Department of Energy

-Industrial Energy Efficiency Roadmap (IEE Roadmap) - A Guide to Effective Programs for Industrial Customers

Frank Gundal, NSTAR

-Partnering with Large Customers to Meet Aggressive Savings Targets



Rick Marsh, Industrial Energy Efficiency Network


Breakout Session 2B:  Integrating Energy Efficiency and Demand Response


Matt Klosinski, Milepost Consulting, and Nancy Jenkins, Southern California Edison

-Silos of Excellence: Effectively Integrating the DSM Organization for Seamless Energy Efficiency and DR Program Delivery

Christine Donovan, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

-Energy Efficiency and the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned from Pilot Programs Designed to  Impact Energy Efficiency & Conservation Behaviors

Colleen Snee, Johnson Controls

-Energy Efficiency and the Smart Grid: Successes and Lessons Learned

Ben Davis, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

-Grid Modernization in Massachusetts: The Role of Energy Efficiency



William Gifford, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability


Breakout Session 2C: Regulatory Mechanisms to Address Utility Economic Concerns with Energy Efficiency


Toben Galvin, Navigant

-Show Me the Money: A Review of Recent Utility Energy Efficiency Performance Incentive Designs

Jill Steiner, Cadmus Group 

-Decoupling Policy and Results: A Detailed Look at Actual State Experience

Mike Weedall, E Source

-Energy Efficiency & The Evolving Utility Business Model

Brian Hedman, Cadmus

-Leveling the Playing Field – Regulatory Treatment of DSM Savings and Expenditures



Dan York, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy


Breakout Session 2D: Jobs and Economic Development


Federico Garcia, ICF International

-Assessing Job Creation from a Highly Leveraged Program

Cecily McChalicher, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

-Establishing a Common Platform for Tracking Energy Efficiency's Economic Impacts in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region

Ben Edwards, Mathis Consulting

-The Price of Business-as-Usual: The Impacts of Energy Efficiency Beyond Generation Capacity


Luis Salas, DTE Energy


Breakout Session 2E:  Southeastern Region Examples


Gary Brinkworth, Tennessee Valley Authority

-Energy Efficiency as a Resource at TVA

Lana Lovick, Entergy, & Max Neubauer, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

-Energy Efficiency Potential and Recent Developments in AR, LA, and MS

Natalie Mims, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

-The Growing EE Resource in the SE: Rankings, Successes, and New Financial Incentive Models

Victoria Bloise, Ecova & Amy Sadler, Duke Energy

-Lighting the Way for Energy Efficiency in the SE: How Progress Energy found Huge Success



Jenah Zweig , Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance


Poster Session & Reception

Poster Presenters: 

Jennifer Alldredge, Alliance to Save Energy

-Portfolio Manager--Using Students to Inspire School Districts

Jesse Ander, Grundfos Pump Corporation

-Thinking Outside the Fixture: Pump and Motor Savings Concepts and Issues

Kate Bushman and Bonnie Watson, Cadmus

-More Power to You: A South Carolina Public Power Utility Takes Initiative to Invest in Energy Efficiency as a Resource

Kate Farley, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

-Agriculture and Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

Bridget Herring, Mathis Consulting Company

-Capturing an Untapped Energy and Power Resource: Addressing the Energy Performance of Manufactured Housing in Western North Carolina

Bruce Manclark, Fluid Market Strategies

-Ductless Heat Pumps in the South: Driving Market Adoption of Proven Energy Efficiency Technologies

Stacey Paradis, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

-Overview of Kentucky Energy Efficiency Action Plan – Efficiency Savings in a Non-Mandated Environment

Jennifer Parsons, United Illuminating Company

-Conversion Makes Cents with Energy Efficiency

Scott Reeves, Cadmus

-Savings Check on Aisle Five: Remaining Refrigeration Potential in the Pacific Northwest

Mitchell Rosenberg, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

-The Resource Value of Conservation Voltage Reduction Programs

Gregory Sanders, PECI

-Maintaining a Higher Standard: The Success and Opportunity of AirCare Plus

Paul Sklar, Energy Trust of Oregon

-Advancing the Art of the Supply Curve

Patricia Stanton, Conservation Services Group

-Creating Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Offsets for Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

Yu Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology

-Policy Drivers for Improving Electricity End-Use Efficiency in the US: An Economic-Engineering Analysis




Plenary Session 3A: Perspectives on Utility Energy Efficiency in the Southeast


Chris Hobson, Senior VP of Research and Environmental Affairs and Chief Environmental Officer, Southern Company

Lauren Kenney, VP of Regulatory Affairs, Entergy

Joe Hoagland, Sr. VP of Policy and Oversight, Tennessee Valley Authority

Ralph Cavanagh, Sr. Attorney and Energy Program Co-Director, National Resources Defense Council



Mandy Mahoney, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance


Plenary Session 3B: Pushing the Envelope: How Far can We Go with Energy Efficiency as a Resource, and What Will It Take to Get There


Tom Eckman, Northwest Power and Conservation Council                 

Jeff Schlegel, Schlegel and Associates

-Achieving Aggressive Energy Efficiency Resource Goals: Results from the Field

Gene Rodrigues, Southern California Edison

Scott Johnstone, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation                               



Martin Kushler, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy


Breakout Session 4A: Multifamily


Rachael Pendleton Fredericks, Public Service Electric and Gas

-Improving the Energy Efficiency of Affordable Multifamily Housing through PSE&G’s Residential Multifamily Housing Program

Kate Johnson, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

-Multifamily Buildings as an Essential Strategy to Meet Energy Savings Targets

John Forde, Puget Sound Energy

-Multifamily Programs: How Puget Sound Energy Simplified Program Design to Maximize Results



Amy Bunton, Pathway Lending


Breakout Session 4B: TRC Benefit/Cost Issues


Allison Spector, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation and Gil Peach, H. Gil Peach and Associates

-All Natural: Straightforward Ways to Acknowledge the Continued Value of Natural Gas Conservation Programs

Christina Halfpenny, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

-The Valuation of Energy Efficiency Using Non-Energy Benefits under the Total Resource Cost Test

Jim Lazar, Regulatory Assistance Project

-Full Valuation of Energy Efficiency – A “Layer Cake” of Benefits



Nick Hall, TecMarket Works


Breakout Session 4C: Energy Efficiency Potential


Howard Geller, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

-The $20 Billion Bonanza: Best Practice Utility Energy Efficiency Programs and Their Benefits in the Southwest

Mathias Bell, Rocky Mountain Institute

-Going Beyond 2% Savings: Investigating Opportunities for Connecticut's Comprehensive Energy Strategy

Maggie Molina, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

-A National Review of the Cost of Conserved Energy in Utility Energy Efficiency Programs



Andrea Horwatt, Southern California Edison


Breakout Session 4D: T&D Benefits of Energy Efficiency


Walter Poor, Vermont Public Service Dept. and John Plunkett, Green Energy Economics Group

-Integrating Energy Efficiency Geotargeting with Resource Planning in Vermont

Dave Canny, Pacific Gas & Electric
-The T&D Challenge: How PG&E is Using Smart Grid Technologies and New Data Analytic Tools to Defer T&D Costs

Patricia Stanton, Conservation Services Group

-Innovative Demand Response Strategies Leverage Traditional Energy Efficiency Programs



Chris Neme, Energy Futures Group


Breakout Session 4E: Good Examples of Utilities Ramping Up


Vicki Campbell, DTE Energy

-An Overview of DTE Energy's Aggressive Ramp Up of Energy Efficiency

Wayne Dobberpuhl, Arizona Public Service

George Malek, Commonwealth Edison

-The Ramp Up of Energy Efficiency at ComEd



David Jacot, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power




Robert Balzar, Tennessee Valley Authority



Bill Johnson, President and CEO of Tennessee Valley Authority


Breakout Session 5A: Commercial Programs


Steve Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

-The Next Big Things: New Opportunities for Energy Savings in the Commercial Sector

Alexander Castro, Lime Energy

-From New York to the Southeast: EERS Paves the Way for the Next Generation of Small Business Direct Install Programs

Josiah Adams, Ecology Action

-Deep and Cheap - Innovative Program Model Delivers Deep and Cost-Effective Energy Savings to the Small and Medium Commercial Market

Rick Tonielli, Commonwealth Edison

-Maximizing Whole-Building Energy Savings with ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Business Retro-Commissioning



Dave Canny, Pacific Gas & Electric


Breakout Session 5B: Advocate Issues: Making the Case for Energy Efficiency in Challenging Circumstances


John Wilson, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

-Benefits of Energy Efficiency Resources in Southeastern IRPs: Even Greater than We Expected

James VanNostrand, West Virginia University

-Starting from Scratch: Promoting Energy Efficiency without the Foundations of IRP or an EERS

Casey DeMoss Roberts, Alliance for Affordable Energy
-The Tail Wagging the Dog, Integrated Resource Planning in New Orleans

Dan Bakal, California Natural Resources Agency

-Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation: Risk Mitigation Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Long Term Utility Investment



Erin Carroll, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation


Breakout Session 5C: Advanced Issues in Assessing the Resource Value of Energy Efficiency


Phil Mosenthal, Optimal Energy

-Restructuring Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards to Avoid Perverse Incentives for Short Lived Resources

Tim Woolf, Synapse

-Using Rate, Bill and Participation Analyses to Support Efficiency Programs

Rick Hornby, Synapse, and Max Neubauer, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

-Demonstrating How Energy Efficiency in Ohio Saves Money for All Ratepayers

Steve Schiller, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

-4,000 (Program) Years of Efficiency: Results of a Program Level Analysis of the Cost of Saved Energy



George Edgar, WECC


Breakout Session 5D: Unlocking the Potential of Behavior Programs


Anne Dougherty, Illume Advising, LLC

-The Promise and Reality of Behavior Programs: Are They a Reliable Resource?  

Gerardo Galdamez, Entergy Arkansas, Inc.

-Lessons Learned and Evaluated Impacts from an Innovative Residential Rewards Program Targeted at Low and Moderate Income Customers

Ali Bozorgi, ICF International

-Easing the Squeeze in DSM Portfolio Planning: A Quantitative Analysis of Potential Impacts of Feedback/Behavior-Based Programs

Jim Kapsis, Opower

-Long-Term Treatment of Behavioral Energy Efficiency in EERS


Elizabeth Stuart, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Breakout Session 5E: Energy Efficiency Programs in Public Power


Dan Ridings, Conservation Services Group and Frank Rapley, Tennessee Valley Authority

-From 0 to 50,000 in 4 Years

John-Michael Cross, Environmental and Energy Study Institute & Lindsey Smith, The Electric      Cooperatives of South Carolina

-On-Bill Financing can become a Replicable Solution for Rural Electric Cooperatives

Ed Jerome, Enernoc

-Making Energy Efficiency Mainstream in Mississippi

David Byrne, City of Tallahassee, Florida

-Energy Smart PLUS (e+): A Comprehensive Approach to Energy Efficiency & Conservation



Steve Starks, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power


Breakout Session 6A:  Building the Business Case for Utility Financing Programs


Geoff Phillips, Northeast Utilities

-Distributed Lending as a Model for Energy Efficiency Financing

Cisco DeVries, Renewable Funding

-WHEEL: Scale, Leverage, and Uniformity for Utility Financing Programs

Monica Curtis, WECC



Casey Bell, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy


Breakout Session 6B: Resources and Opportunities for Utility Low-Income Programs: Standing in the Wake of the Recovery Act


Chad Miller, Consumers Energy

Cara Dolly, Ameren Missouri

Jerry Oppenheim, Low Income Advocate and Counsel to Massachusetts Weatherization Providers



Jamie Drakos and Bonnie Watson, Cadmus


Breakout Session 6C: Examining the Industrial “Self-Direct” Issue


Mike Ambrosio, Applied Energy Group, Inc.

John Seryak, representing Ohio Manufacturers Association



Neal Elliott, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy


Breakout Session 6D: Big Data


Steven Meyers, EnerPath

-Using ‘Big Data’ to Achieve both Broad and Deep Savings in Hard-to-Reach Customer Segments

James Bradford, Mesa Point Energy

-Pros and Cons of the Use of Technical Reference Manuals for DSM Program Performance Measurement

Dan Teague, WegoWise

-Tracking & Benchmarking for Maximum Savings: Using New Data Tools in a Massachusetts Utility Efficiency Program



Sharyn Barata, Itron


Breakout Session 6E: Natural Gas Programs


Elliott Gold, Philadelphia Gas Works

-EnergySense: PGW’s Experience Acquiring Cost-Effective Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Resources

Scott Stroup, Airometrix Manufacturing, Inc.

-Innovative Approach to Driving Projects to Utility Gas Programs

Sheri Borrelli, The United Illuminating Company

-Working Together: Electric and Gas Utilities Partner for Efficiency



Todd Berreman, CenterPoint Energy